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How Cannabis Affects your Brain

by Tabitha Farrar BudandBreakfast.com Interested in the effect that cannabis has on the brain? We are too, so we contacted Dustin Sulak, an osteopathic physician from Integr8 Health, Falmouth, Maine. Sulak, a diplomat of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine, and his team in New England treat over 17,000 patients with medical cannabis and integrative…


CBD -The Facts

CBD, or cannabidiol, is quickly changing the debate surrounding the use of marijuana as a medicine. Here are five facts that you should know about CBD:   1. CBD is a key ingredient in cannabis   2. CBD is non-psychoactive   3. CBD has a wide range of medical benefits According to a 2013 review…


The history of cannabis as a medicine

The use of cannabis as a medicine dates back thousands of years.  Here is a brief overview: 1. The earliest record of medical marijuana comes from ancient China and was used for constipation, gout, rheumatism and absent-      mindedness. 2. Ancient Egyptians were the first to use cannabis as a treatment for tumors. 3.…


Cannabis: A treatment for Lyme Symptoms

Jay Reighley, a practitioner at Integr8 Health in Falmouth, Maine, recommends patients suffering from Lyme disease to try medical cannabis for its symptom-management and potential disease-modifying effects.   She believes cannabis to be a safer alternative to the opioids, benzodiazepines, neuroleptics and sometimes NSAIDs that are often used to manage Lyme symptoms. In addition to the treatment…


New Research into Cannabis and Cancer

Scientists have long known that compounds derived from marijuana have some cancer fighting properties, but a recent discovery demonstrates how exactly one compound may fight tumors. Published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the research reveals two previously unknown “signaling platforms” in cells that allow THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis known for producing the…


Dr. Oz supports medical marijuana

  During an interview Monday with Dr. Mehmet Oz on “Larry King Live”, King asked Oz if he’d changed his views on marijuana. “I have,” Oz responded, and went on to explain just how far he’s come from his early beliefs about the plant. “I grew up like most of my generation believing that marijuana…


Why Cannabis works better than synthetic Marinol

Unlike Marinol which contains only one compund- synthetic THC.  There are more than 480 natural components found within the cannabis plant, of which 66 have been classified as “cannabinoids.” Those are chemicals unique to the plant, including delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiols. There are, however, many more, including: — Cannabigerols (CBG); — Cannabichromenes (CBC); — other Cannabidiols…


Sanjay Gupta is even more convinced that Medical Marijuana works

I am more convinced than ever that it is irresponsible to not provide the best care we can, care that often may involve marijuana. I am not backing down on medical marijuana; I am doubling down. More remarkable, many doctors and scientists, worried about being ostracized for even discussing the potential of marijuana, called me…


6 ways to use Marijuana

When it comes to marijuana, forget the joint! People in Colorado—both Coloradoans and tourists—are enjoying cannabis in all kinds of new ways. “Most people don’t want to smoke,” says Troy Dayton, CEO of The ArcView Group, a private marijuana investment and market research firm based in Colorado. “I think that the future is not going…